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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Louisiana

1,842 Bachelor's Degrees
$57,613 Avg Salary
$22,068 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in LouisianaEngineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in Louisiana. With 1,842 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 3rd out of all the majors we track. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.0% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Engineering Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Louisiana ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Engineering Majors After Graduation

After graduation, engineering majors from schools in Louisiana earn an average salary of $57,613 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 45% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in engineering is $62,200. That's about 7% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in Louisiana.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in Louisiana  57,613
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115,200
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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115,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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115,200

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Louisiana

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Louisiana

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Louisiana State University is a very large public school located in the city of Baton Rouge.

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Tulane University of Louisiana comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of New Orleans, Tulane is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Louisiana Tech University. Louisiana Tech is a large public school located in the distant town of Ruston.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Located in the medium-sized city of Lafayette, UL Lafayette is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Our rankings recognize University of New Orleans as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UNO is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of New Orleans.

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#6

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

McNeese State University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Lake Charles, McNeese is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Southern University and A & M College earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Southern University and A & M College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Baton Rouge.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 958
Florida 34 5,865
Virginia 34 3,378
Georgia 33 3,528
West Virginia 32 928
Tennessee 32 1,750
North Carolina 32 2,926
South Carolina 32 1,641
Alabama 32 2,794
Kentucky 31 1,081
Arkansas 30 816

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 447
Petroleum Engineering 272
Civil Engineering 260
Chemical Engineering 240
Electrical Engineering 195

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,577
Computer & Information Sciences 595
Engineering Technologies 376
Physical Sciences 361
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 217

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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